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Assistive technology web quest jamie harrison


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Assistive technology web quest jamie harrison

  1. 1. Instructional Practices For Students With Mild Learning Disabilities<br />
  2. 2. According to IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), disabled students should have the opportunity to be educated with non-disabled peers.<br />This is referred to as the least restricted environment.<br />Inclusion in general education classrooms is essential to students with disabilities.<br />Students With Disabilities<br />
  3. 3. Assistive Technology: a term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them.<br />Assistive Technology<br />
  4. 4. A student who has trouble learning or who has been classified as having special needs, may qualify for an IEP.<br />Some disabilities that may require an IEP include learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, hearing impairment, vision impairment, speech impairment and language impairment.<br />Individualized Education Plan (IEP)<br />
  5. 5. Act without thinking<br />Hyperactivity<br />Trouble focusing<br />Trouble paying attention<br />Trouble following directions<br />Trouble functioning socially and academically<br />Symptoms are present over a long period of time<br /> Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Symptoms<br />
  6. 6. About half have specific learning disabilities<br />Most have problems in reading and writing<br />Have difficulty performing in school<br />May require specialized instruction with or without assisted technology<br />Kids With ADHD<br />
  7. 7. Make sure you have the student’s attention<br />Repeat directions and have the student repeat them back to you<br />Place instructions on an audio tape so the student can play them back if needed<br />Reduce length of assignments<br />Allow students to use computers, calculators, and other aids<br />Specialized Instruction For Students With ADHD<br />
  8. 8. Give choices and variation to assignments to keep the student interested<br />Assign another student as a “study buddy”<br />Play soft background music<br />Integrate student’s interests in assignments<br />Use games to reinforce material<br />See it, Say it, Write it – to reinforce student’s memory<br />Alternate Testing<br />Specialized Instruction For Students With ADHD<br />
  9. 9. Preview the topic<br />Clarify difficult vocabulary<br />Determine the main idea<br />Summarize key ideas in the lesson<br />Offer to read written material aloud (including material written on the board or projector)<br />Choose textbooks with less difficult words and texts that offer a clear meaning<br />Reading teaching strategies can often follow strategies for teaching the hearing impaired<br />Teaching Strategies For Reading<br />
  10. 10. Speak slowly and naturally<br />If the student uses an interpreter, speak to the student<br />Break up long sentences<br />Make sure the antecedent of a pronoun is clear<br />When introducing new terms, repeat the word several times and use it in different contexts<br />Avoid passive verbs, expressions of negation, and wordiness<br />Teaching Strategies For Hearing Impaired<br />
  11. 11. Abbreviation expanders<br />Alternative keyboards<br />Graphic organizers & outlining<br />Paper-based computer pen<br />Portable word processors<br />Proofreading software programs<br />Speech recognition software programs<br />Speech Synthesizers/Screen Readers<br />Talking spell-checkers/electronic dictionaries<br />Word prediction software programs<br />Assisted Technology Tools For Writing<br />
  12. 12. Quicktionary Reading Pen<br />Intel Reader<br />Specialized Computer Software<br />Audio Books<br />Speech synthesizers/screen readers<br />Tape Recorders<br />Assisted Technology Tools For Reading<br />
  13. 13. Text telephones<br />Computerized Speech Recognition<br />Close-Captioning TV<br />FM Systems<br />Visual Aids<br />Specialized Computer Software<br />Assisted Technology For Hearing Impaired<br />
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